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to make brexit a success. she says an election victory for labour would leavejeremy corbyn "alone and naked" in the eu negotiating chamber. also can we take the mood bogside to photos there. are you only attracted to brexiters? leading the uk naked in the negotiating chamber. nicola sturgeon launched the snp ma nifesto nicola sturgeon launched the snp manifesto calling for a second scottish independence referendum at the end of the brexit process. the
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sdlp in northern ireland launched their manifesto with a focus on fighting hard brexit and hard border. its leader said their party would stand up against borders, division and cruel and crippling cuts. as we face new challenges we must be mindful of protections but europe as gifted us and remind others of a situation that is unique and more challenging and deeply deserving of special status. to do that we need strong voices taking a stand against the tories at the heart of the action. welcome to the programme. laura hughes and jason are here. jeremy corbyn a failure of memory, a bit like diane abbott earlier in the campaign? it is not great, you would have thought he would have had a briefing before going to interview on the date that
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you're launching a manifesto policy, you're launching a manifesto policy, you should know your numbers. you cannotjudge a policy on whether or not the leaders remember the numbers and that is true. but for a party co nsta ntly and that is true. but for a party constantly being told it is not good on the economy, you cannot trust labour on the economy, not great for them. hejust needed labour on the economy, not great for them. he just needed to log that ipad! it is excruciating to listen to and watch. i would point out at least they have costings to forget unlike the conservative party. they do not have any costings so easy for theresa may. but the key thing is labour are going and facing a hostile press and they need to do double the work of the conservatives. they do have briefings and it is not the end of
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the world. he did not fall off the stage. i've seen worse than that. but it is embarrassing. do you think voters ca re but it is embarrassing. do you think voters care about this kind of thing? it is not great when you have consent was repeating that mantra that he is incompetent. many shadow cabinet members resigned last year because they said he was not competent. and getting basic facts like that wrong does not help. competent. and getting basic facts like that wrong does not helpm has not been plain sailing for theresa may but she is trying to steer this back to brexit. she probably had a worse experience and almost sabotaged her own campaign, that you turn on social care. they're moving as fast as they can away from that. and getting back onto one issue which seems to be playing well for the conservatives which is brexit. it was noticeable in the tv debate last night, there was muted applause for theresa may until she spoke about brexit. then the audience came to life and got
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behind her. the instead of the strategy have noticed that and will be thinking, this is her strong card. —— the conservative strategy. we will be back with you both later on. thank you. eliot prize has been asking voters to register their views. today she has been to luton. and asking about the question of security. they not about kicking people out but making sure everyone is equal and that is why i choose labour. evenif and that is why i choose labour. even if we did not know he was a politician he is a genuine person. who makes you feel safer? neither. i
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do not feel they make you feel safe at all. when it comes to the idea of national security, i would trust people who have been taking care of it previously rather than throwing my lot in with the new guys. it previously rather than throwing my lot in with the new guyslj really like the red rose, the flower. nothing to do with national security? love and unity and care. it is difficult on security because of the tried and playing with jeremy corbyn, but i don't trust the conservatives with anything at the moment. conservatives. why? jeremy corbyn said he would impress the regular button. labour. definitely labour.|j
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labour. definitely labour. iagree with theresa may but i will vote for jeremy corbyn. i like the way the jeremy corbyn. i like the way the jeremy corbyn. i like the way the jeremy corbyn said that the reason we have these problems is because we have messed around in other people's countries. instead of giving these people bread and security and been nice to these people, we have blown up nice to these people, we have blown up their children. labour or the conservatives? she is certain. lytto n conservatives? she is certain. lytton has voted for the labour party since 1997 and it looks like they trust the labour party more than the conservatives on the issue of national security. do you think
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that picture is reflected nationally? you would get a different result in different parts of the country. this is something that the conservatives have honed in on because they think it isjeremy corbyn‘s weak spot. well to reason me is weak on domestic issue, jeremy corbyn is weak on security. trident came up time and time again, we know he does not support renewing it but it is in the labour party manifesto because he has to go along with the party. we know he has been against nearly every british intervention there has been. questions about the falklands and his support in the past for the ira. there are real questions aboutjeremy past for the ira. there are real questions about jeremy corbyn past for the ira. there are real questions aboutjeremy corbyn and how far he would go to protect britain. he has an argument that resonates with a lot of voters which is that intervention does not increase our security. particularly
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younger voters. i think there is not only a generational divide, there is also a geographical divide. a lot of the labour in peace i speak to, particularly in the heartlands in yorkshire and humber, south wales, in the north—east, they will say that the voters like trident and the like britain being a strong country. that is difficult for the labour party to square. their defence spokesman is shone on this and says that we will keep trident and renew it and be part of nato, but this distance between what members of the party state and what jeremy corbyn believes in is very difficult for the party. it is quite obvious that he is out of step with the majority of his mps. thank you very much indeed. the snp launched its
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election manifesto and they promise to boost public sector pay and call for a second referendum at the end of the process. does it add up? chris morris has been looking in the reality check. in most parts of the uk you can abort for the snp. in scotland they won an unprecedented 56 out of 59 seats, which made them the third largest party in the uk parliament in westminster. the snp has plenty to say about uk politics as a whole. the manifesto includes plans to invest a n the manifesto includes plans to invest an extra £118 billion in public services across the uk, keeping the triple—lock on pensions and the winter fuel payment as well as increasing the minimum wage. they
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are also promising an increase in spending on the nhs. the manifesto says that health spending in scotla nd says that health spending in scotland is already 7% higher per head than in england. it would cost more than 11 billion pounds for england to catch up. i will be an sp -- i will england to catch up. i will be an sp —— i will be snp pay for this? they will introduce a new top income tax of 50p across the uk. because they run the scottish government the snp could increase income tax in scotla nd could increase income tax in scotland alone if it so chose, but nicola sturgeon has refused to do that for fear of driving high wage earners side of the border. the snp believes the biggest danger is the threat of hard brexit. it says, quoting the university of strathclyde, that leaving the eu single market could lose 80,000 jobs in scotland over ten years. last
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year scotla nd in scotland over ten years. last year scotland voted to stay in the eu, bucking the uk wide trend. they wa nt eu, bucking the uk wide trend. they want a place that the brexit negotiating tables of the party can work to keep it in the single market. if the conservatives are returned to power, there is no sign that would happen. but an unpopular brexit, the snp believe that the give fresh fuel for the other referendum it cares about, a second referendum it cares about, a second referendum on scottish independence once the terms of the brexit deal are known. back to laura and jason. they talk in the snp manifesto about the second referendum was buried. they talk in the snp manifesto about the second referendum was buriedm the second referendum was buriedm the speech nicola sturgeon made, it did not mention independence, it only said independent and that only came up only said independent and that only came up once.
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only said independent and that only came up once. the snp are coming under criticism from the conservatives who are trying to answer labour to become their main rivals. what about the state of education, the health service, public services and general? that is hitting home. nicola sturgeon's focus was on domestic issues, improving wages, improving public services, and they feel under threat from a resurgent conservatives under rick davidson. do you think that the conservatives are the snp's main opponents? rick davidson is very powerful and people almost not relate higher to the english conservative party. there have been calls for her to come to westminster. she is very popular, it is very interesting. the labour
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party in scotland, there were council seats they could not even find candidates for. this is a change in direction and it is nicola sturgeon backing down because she said that she wanted in the second referendum on independence next autumn, and now she's saying, 0k, we will wait until after brexit. we will wait until after brexit. we will be back with you, but thank you very much again. now look at some of the other stories making the election campaign news. the liberal democrat leader, tim farron, has been at a bakery in south london. after making some pastry, mr farron said the lib dems could form a strong opposition and are "a real alternative" to what he called conservative "meanness" and labour "fa ntasy". meanwhile, the co—leader of the green party, caroline lucas, has accused the conservative and labour of creating an "almost environment—free" general election. she has also sent letters to labour leaderjeremy corbyn and prime minister theresa may
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expressing "alarm" at the lack of discussion and debate about the environment during the seven—week campaign. and ukip's leader paul nuttall has blamed the prime minister for the cuts to police numbers when she was home secretary. mr nuttall is calling for more local neighbourhood police officers in the wake of last week's manchester bombing. with polling dayjust a few days away, we're taking a closer look at some of most closely fought battle grounds, and northamptonshire's most marginal seat is corby. the conservatives took the seat from labour at the last election with a majority of 21100. sam read's been looking at what might swing it this time. the cube, corby‘s centrepiece. this centre of an industrial town but this constituency also include
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swathes of east northamptonshire. it isa swathes of east northamptonshire. it is a constituency of two has. 0ver there in east so that —— east northamptonshire, people earn on average £140 a week more than people in corby. the constituency is regularly moving between labour and the conservatives, who took the seat two years ago. the contrast means the candidates have to address different challenges with different voters. the biggest challenge is making sure that are keen in a teasing generations feel represented and looked after, young people getting on the housing ladder, labour will build 100,000 more homes and scrap tuition these, and for older people it is whether they feel cared for and protected. the largest challenges also the largest opportunity, this is a result of the housing growth we are seeing. that
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places additional strain on our infrastructure. that is a challenge we need to overcome. whoever is elected on the 8th ofjune news to shout from the rooftops for more investment in our infrastructure. large housing growth is what most of the candidates want to focus on in this election. i want to make sure that the housing, the infrastructure for the housing is there. i want to make sure the housing is up to the kind of environmental standards that the green party is looking for. there was a lot of investment under the labour government, that has no old and i think the area has been struggling to catch up with that. i would like to see more investment into the area to create more jobs and hopefully we can start looking at unique industries as well, things at unique industries as well, things a bit corby on the map. the liberal democrats want to bring the conversation back to brexit, even though this area voted clearly to
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leave. we need a good deal whether we stay in or leave, if we come out the public have a right to decide on the public have a right to decide on the deal. i would rather we stayed in the single market and the customs union and that leads into the economy, it makes the economy more buoyant. we would be silly to turn our backs on our biggest market. buoyant. we would be silly to turn our backs on our biggest marketm is vital the candidates take steps to appeal to the widest range of butchers. past form says the party that wins here often ends up forming the next government. and here is a list of all of the candidate standing in the corby constituency. in the last half an hour, jeremy corbyn has appeared on the bbc and he has been talking about his childhood, his passion for manhole covers, and how he likes to unwind. jam was mentioned as well. that is
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your allotment. that was not taken this year. what do you love about your allotment? it as open space and a chance to grow things and reflect on things and a chance to unwind and be yourself and chat to all the other people who have allotments, exchange plants and all that. there is something magic. when you grow your own beans and potatoes and corn and ticket hall. then you turn fruit trees into jam. i would like to present the show with a jar of my jam. he likes to spend time on the allotment. he should not have time to makejam. allotment. he should not have time to make jam. he was very relaxed. theresa may looked quite nervous and he was very composed. i don't think
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many voters will have seen that before. i don't think that will have done him any harm, it may have corrected his mistake from the woman's hour. he comes across as sincere, he does come across as very sincere. he is comfortable in his own skin, it is authentic, some of his policies may be unpalatable but he holds his views deeply and genuinely. he has not been briefed about what to say, he has not been told to get certain words in. can you imagine tony blair talking about allotments? we have not had proper leaders' debates on tv, but do you think this glimpse at this sort of people behind the politicians, is that what people want to see and
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hear? what will be decide? ultimately they will decide on which person they think is most likely and most plausible to be prime minister and which party has the best policies. that is mostly on the economy. jeremy corbyn has narrowed the gap as the campaign has gone on. he is definitely doing better. i think it has a lot to do with theresa may and the extraordinary u—turn on her social care policy, and think that was very damaging. jeremy corbyn does have a huge following among younger voters. will these young voters who are boosting these young voters who are boosting the polls for him turn up and vote? wing—mac back with you guys in a moment. what happens when two strong—minded individuals from opposite sides of the political debate sit down for lunch? the victoria derbyshire programme sent former ukip leader nigel farage and journalist racheljohnson — a prominent remain campaigner, and the sister of borisjohnson — on an election blind date. hello, i'm racheljohnson. how do
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people best know you? that is in question. i have to admit that i am the sister of boris, which is annoying but i have to accept it. i ama annoying but i have to accept it. i am a journalist. i havejoined annoying but i have to accept it. i am a journalist. i have joined the liberal democrats. i am concerned that we do not go off a cliff willy—nilly in terms of brexit because i'm thinking about my children and grandchildren. it would be great fun if it was nigel farage, but he will drink me under the table. hello. how about that. hello. i have a theory. i don't think
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people cared about project fear, i don't think that people care that the eurozone is good to boom and we're going to go off at cliff, it is the common ideology and people just want to be able to say they have the country back without knowing what that means. the ideology is delighted to dozen countries in europe and to tell them they are joining an economic club and then take away their democracy and then take away their democracy and independence. are you single, nigel? that is a good question. i am not very married at the moment. nigel? that is a good question. i am not very married at the momentm is sad that your private life has fallen apart. you have done it for a noble cause. i am 53, separated and skint. coogee go to bed with a remainer —— skint. coogee go to bed with a remainer -- could you go to bed with a remainer? i am remainer -- could you go to bed with a remainer? iam not granta remainer -- could you go to bed with a remainer? iam not grant a hamster that. ——
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a remainer? iam not grant a hamster that. -- i am not going to answer that. -- i am not going to answer that. are you will be attracted to brexiters was back how was your day? i enjoyed it. we will have another dinner date in ten years and we will see if it has been the success you hope for and i hope for two. in ten years the european union will not exist then it will be a different conversation. i do not agree. thank you for a lovely lunch. what an extraordinary date. do you have any political opposition that like to bring together? i think boris would be entertaining if you put him against emily thornbury. they both speak their minds and i think it could get interesting. maybe diane habit? i wonder if diane abbott
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would just not speak to him. i think emily would engage. can clark and caroline lucas, i cannot think of two more opposed characters. it might be a disaster. you want to see it. they need a little bit of spark. rhys morgan would be great because he is charming. she was asking nigel farage some personal questions. this was an example of politicians giving too much away, we do not need to know this information. jeremy corbyn and theresa may on a blind date?|j think and theresa may on a blind date?” think it would be boring. it would
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be awkward. they could talk about manhole covers and allotments.” don't think it would be great television. good to have you both with us. thank you for being with us. with us. thank you for being with us. that is it from the election wrap, thank you for watching, goodbye. good evening. it has been a better day today with more sunshine around. there was some cloud and rain in northern ireland but it did not last for long. the rain is no petering out as it moves into england and wales. the high and that we have the best of the late sunshine and clear skies full top cool and fresh air as well. the weather front will begin asa well. the weather front will begin as a moves to the south weaving cloud across england and wales. it
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will be colder than recently. still quite warm for southern parts of england and wales where we had cloud. 0n england and wales where we had cloud. on wednesday morning these areas are likely to start cloudy and there will be some sea fog loitering in the english channel and that could move into the southern coast in the afternoon with sea breezes developing. from 0xford northwards it will be nice and bright and sunny. similar in northern ireland and scotland. windy overnight but this will ease down on wednesday morning. wednesday looks like a decent day for most of us. the cloud across england in the south and across england in the south and across wales will break up but there may be one to an isolated showers. a dry day with sunshine further north and temperatures higher than the word today, at least on land, it might be cooler in the south and east. high pressure and light winds across the uk for a while, but in
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the atlantic is an approaching area of low pressure and rain, knocking on the door of the north west. there will also be some warmer air from the continent and temperatures will rise ahead of the rain. the rain will work its way into northern ireland on thursday and western scotland, but eastern scotland will be dry. more sunshine for england and wales with temperatures of 25 degrees in the south—east. this rain will slowly move across northern ireland and scotland overnight into western parts of england and wales. it will continue to warm up further east and human duty will build, perhaps some thunderstorms. the wet weather will sweep through this weekend leaving us with sunny spells, scattered showers and the cooler and fresher feel. this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. the us pop star ariana grande, will return to the uk on sunday,
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for a benefit concert for the victims of the manchester bombing. police are currently searching 18 locations in relation to the manchester attack. 1a people remain in custody. in election news, jeremy corbyn stumbles over a key election campaign pledge today, on free childcare. meanwhile, theresa may says with brexit talks due to start days after the election, only she's prepared, to lead the negotiations. nicola sturgeon launches the snp manifesto, calling for a second scottish independence referendum, "at the end of the brexit process". the mother of zookeeper rosa king, who was killed by a tiger,
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